- As an educator, you can use WHO resources such as the Basic Emergency Care (BEC) course to teach frontline providers in emergency care. This five-day course covers basic approaches to life-threatening conditions and is available open-access on the WHO website. A standardized facilitator training process developed by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine consists of a Training of Trainers course as well as participation in a BEC course. ACEP facilitated those efforts by sponsoring a WHO BEC Training of Trainers course at ACPE19.
- As a researcher, you can support local researchers by working with them to develop implementation and process outcomes utilizing WHO’s data collection tools.
- As part of a nongovernmental organization, you can support countries by coordinating and mobilizing resources to implement the actions outlined in the resolution using tools described in the WHO Essential Resources for Emergency Care.
- As an administrator, you can use WHO quality improvement tools and the Emergency Unit Management Course to help train local staff in best practices in emergency unit administration.
Our success in 2019 is not the capstone but rather the cornerstone of the rise of emergency care around the world. With your help, we will see growth in 2020 and beyond.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 38 – No 12 – December 2019
Dr. Firew is special advisor to the Minister on Emergency Care and Strategic Partnerships for the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia and assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
WHO EM Resources
For more WHO resources for countries and organizations, visit www.who.int/emergencycare/en.